With two children under currently 2 and under (the oldest wasn’t quite 20 months when the second was born) finding time to workout is difficult.
My oldest loves to join me in working out – which is great and super cute until he walks right into my weight as I am in the middle of a movement. At that point the workout is at the very least on pause. (Tell me I am not the only one who has had that experience. Makes me feel like such a bad mommy.)
So then I tried working out at night after I put them in bed.
HA! What a laugh! That is the last thing I want to do then. By the time they are in bed, I want to curl up and do NOTHING. Watch a TV show. Read a book. Exercise? NOPE!
So exercise just didn’t happen.
Nap time was out or I wasn’t quite sure how I would get dinner ready.
So I went with the last option. Before the 2 year old got up. I nursed my baby at about 6:30 and then I started working out. That has been the best time for me. Get up. Feed baby. Workout. The baby (now 10 months) finds me working out to be funny (maybe I look really funny, I don’t know) but she is entertained and happy, the two year old isn’t around, and I get my workout in.
That is what worked out for me. Will it work for you? I don’t know. Maybe night time will work better for you. Maybe nap time will. The key is finding a time that works for you. It isn’t easy, but whatever you do as Nike always says, JUST DO IT!